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not everyone is happy with what's in it. state universities took a big hit, $1.3 billion cut. public school also have less and will have to make do with less, $3 billion in payments are delayed and 70 state parks will be closed. >> this must budget will affect almost all of us. among the changes, commuting in the bay area, beginning tomorrow it will get more expensive. toll also increase on bay area bridges for vehicles with more than two axles. that includes big-rigs and cars towing boats or trailers so if you're heading to the sierra, bring extra cash. public transportation fare also also rice, the san francisco municipal transportation agency is bumping up the price. a $2 hike for adult and $1 for kids, seniors and disabled. golden gate transit buses and ferries will add 5% to their fares for a full list of fare changes go to our website. >>> this has impacted dozens of san jose police officers. 67 of them will turn in their badges tonight. as we first reported to you yesterday, they are victims of san jose's $150 million budget deficit. they'll officially be off the job as of midnight t
people. we are not showing this to you for the sake of it. who do you know who making a big difference in your community? you can nominate these heroes and they end up winning. >> making a huge difference in their communities. a good thing to see. we want to wish everybody a wonderful fourth of july weekend. hope you're safe, healthy, happy and you have a little bit of fun. >> you're off? >> i'm off watching the fireworks. >> christine and i will be here on monday. have a fantastic weekend. kyra phillips takes it over now with the "cnn newsroom." >> how about a lot of fun? come on! >> some people have to work so i felt bad! >> happy fourth of july, guys. we all will be celebrating. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thank you for joining us. >>> witnesses taking the stand in the casey anthony murder trial. the judge says the case could go to the jury this weekend. >>> los alamos national lab closed fifth day as high winds make problems for fire crews. 94,000 acres have burned. lab officials say toxic materials are saving. >>> royal couple wakes
proceeding all through making headlines for wrong reasons but making big headlines nonetheless. >> we are following awe tlel' more on the nfl next week. mark, thanks. >>> the numbers are out. not the poll numbers and not the dow industrial. we are talking about the big number of bucks your presidential candidates are raising to win the white house. jim acosta, who has got the biggest bank? >> reporter: sometimes he's are the numbers that count, kyra, this morning. it looks like at this point, the person who has got the biggest bank right now is mitt romney. we haven't gotten any official totals in right now. yesterday his campaign did confirm that he is expected to bring in between $15 million and $20 million in the first quarter of fund-raising this year. not as much as he raised for the 2008 campaign but, still, way ahead of the rest of the pack. jon huntsman, we can mention, he also has a pretty big fund-raising hall for a guy that not a lot of people know about. $4 million. we should mention half of that, though, is money he kicked in himself. he is part of a very wealthy family t
of the united states of america. and the craziest part -- >> the u.n. wants to spend a big chunk of that money on things that have nothing to do with climate change in third world countries. stuart varney is here to weigh in on this. so where does this come from? where does the money come from and where would they like to see it go? >> where do you want to start on this one? this shows you how totally out of wack the global warming community is with american public opinion. what the u.n. says is this -- we need $1.9 trillion each and every year for 40 years in order to solve the climate problem worldwide and to reduce poverty and hunger worldwide. so they're bringing in poverty and hunger along with climate change. >> it's not all green. it's poverty, hunger and everything else. >> but you cannot eradicate poverty and hunger without going green because if you don't go green, you increase poverty and hunger. you got it? >> so where is this money expected to come from and how much is coming from the united states? >> ok, we contribute 22% of the united nations budget so theoretically, if this
. >>> it will be a big day in the casey anthony murder trial. closing arguments in that murder trial is just a few hours away. court is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. casey anthony, as you know, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee yesterday. there was a vigil for caylee near the spot where her body was found. the case expected to go to the jury after closing arguments. this all began in late may. casey anthony facing seven charges, including capital murder. that means she could face the death penalty if she's found guilty. the defense and prosecution both wrapped up their cases last week. casey anthony decided not to testify in her own defense. more on that throughout the morning. >>> also, a jailhouse phone call is raising more questions about the accuser in the dominique strauss-kahn sexual assault case. the former chief of the international monetary fund was released from house arrest on friday. mr. strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and last week prosecutors said the accuser's story raised credibility questions. cnn national correspondent susan
. those conditions could cause big problems. brianne carter is live on the national mall as we get ready for today's east.-- today's heat. >> usually we filigrees at this time of the morning, a petite is already in washington. today is going to be even worse than yesterday. another day of heat and humidity. while this is part of what summer in washington is like, people are taking precautions. many try to gaps out during predict many try to get out during the early morning or late evening. we will feel that again today. on days likeness its can certainly be unhealthy and potentially dangerous. officials with the fire department say that they do see an increase in calls on days like this. they are urging everyone to stay hydrated and stay in the status possible. we are certainly going to be dealing with the heat. -- stay and the shade,. >>> people in the midwest, the south, and the northeast are doing all they can to stay cool. there are heat advisory is in 20 states. but he is expected to stick around for a few more days. -- the heat is expected to stick around. >>> a lightning strike i
this economy and yeah, there's a big issue coming up with regards to the debt ceiling. the president ought to be in washington meeting with republicans, meeting with democrats, he shouldn't leave that town until he has an understanding of what it's going to take to get this economy going again and deal with the fiscal crisis that the country faces. but he's here raising money for a campaign. doesn't even have a primary opponent. >> the president was also in pennsylvania, the white house, though, fires back at that particular metal works plant, the allentown metal works that had been struggling for years when the president visited in 2009. president obama saying while i'm working, there will be candidates parading around the country and doing what they do can which is trying to attack. he told supporters in other parts of pennsylvania while mitt romney was there in pennsylvania. >> mitt romney did not mention his rivals. he's clearly taken the stance that i'm the frontrunner, i'm not going to mention tim pawlenty or michelle bachmann. why's he in pennsylvania? not an early primary state, k
call, while we're waiting, is from big sandy, texas. scott is a republican. good morning. caller: yes, susan, if i were a republican and in the negotiations, i would continue to bring up the immorality that the democrats are willing to -- and the fact that they're willing to steal the liberty of future generations with this humongous debt. they need to hold their feet to the fire, and in the end, obama and the democrats will have to come around. there's no doubt about it. we've got the upper hand. even though you've got the press on the president's side, and i want all these democrats that have called in here supporting obama this morning, just ask yourself, are you honestly better off? has his policies actually helped this country? or is it sending this country to oblivion? none of his policies, none of his stimulus, none of it has worked. not one single bit of it. we're worse off now than when he took office, and we're continuing to go downhill. it's time this iron-headed fool relent and let the adults take over. host: thanks for your call. scott from big sandy, texas. here is speak
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
if a big bank goes under. second, it said to wall street firms, you can't take the same kind of reckless risks that led to the crisis. and third, it put in place the stronger -- the strongest consumer protections in history. now, to make sure that these protections worked - so ordinary people were dealt with fairly, so they could make informed decisions about their finances - we didn't just change the law. we changed the way the government did business. for years, the job of protecting consumers was divided up in a lot of different agencies. so if you had a problem with a mortgage lender, you called one place. if you had a problem with a credit card company, you called somebody else. it meant there were a lot of people who were responsible, but that meant nobody was responsible. and we changed that. we cut the bureaucracy and put one consumer watchdog in charge, with just one job -- looking out for regular people in the financial system. now, this is an idea that i got from elizabeth warren, who i first met years ago. back then -- this is long before the financial crisis -- elizabeth wa
's the big question, right? >> looking at the influence of the freshmen today, in general they believe and have very involved local voters to back them up that they were elected in 2010 with a mission to, reign in big government, specifically big government spending, and this debt ceiling debate fits right into that. here's more from one freshman tea partier. >> it would allow the debt ceiling to go up, but only if we had significant cuts, statutory caps and balanced budget amendment and there's a growing movement with that. we met with leadership, we met with majority leader eric cantor and were trying to impress upon them that we need to be for something as republicans, we need to define what we're for. >> senator paul says this is a fight, quote, too important to give up. jon. jon: what kind of influence do the new members have, though? >> well, republicans are in the minority and the senate, so less there, but in the house they're in the majority and tea partiers, or those who agree with the tea party on fiscal issues, among the 87 how freshmen have not been shy about staking their
amendment rights. >> a big part of it is how well you're doing it. i did a survey and i asked people who are voters whether they watch fox news or not and i found that 67% of republicans watch fox news several times a week or more. that you knew. but 54% of independents watched it several times a week or more. and 21% of democrats watched it several times a week or more. so there really is an effort here to try to demonize a source of information. and, you know, you guys don't make this stuff up. the stuff you're reporting is stuff that's happening. you know, pugh research did a study during the last campaign that as far as i'm concerned is definitive. they looked at the fox news stuff. not like we're doing now which is opinion. but the news part. the 6:00 and 7:00 news broadcast. and they did the number of seconds that were devoted to positive and negative coverage of each candidate. and the only network that came close to parody between positive and negative on obama and on mccain was fox news. the others were skewed four and five to 1 negative on mccain and positive on obama. >> spea
, this is a debate about our economy, and frankly is a big debate about the future of our country. until recently, the president was demanding that the congress increased the debt limit with no strings attached. as a matter of fact, the treasury secretary sent me a letter two days after we were sworn in demanding that we give him a clean increase in the debt limit. i responded and told the treasury secretary at the american people would not tolerate a clean increase in the debt ceiling unless there was serious spending cuts attached and will reform in the way we spent the american people's money. i went to new york city in may and gave a speech to the new york economic club where i outlined the challenges we were facing and i made it clear that we would not increase the debt limit for the cuts that exceeded that increase in the debt limit and that there would be no new taxes and that there would be serious spending reforms put in place. it is time to get serious. i'm confident that the leaders here in the congress can act, the white house will give serious, we will. >> your own aides say that the
of our kids have big hearts. i think he just felt sort for her. jail house records show casey anthony's account has about $500 in it nearly half of which was deposited afr the jury acquitted casey anthony of killing her daughter caylee. harris? >> harris: wow, i understand that along with cash she is also getting the flip side of that death threats from people out there. >> yes. the death threats still due to come in and also they are going towards members of her defense team, that according to cheney mason whom i spoke with on the phone. he said when she finally goes free on sunday where casey anthony goes as a free woman will absolutely remain a top secret. >> cannot tell you where she is going to end up because of the mentality of some of the public and the persistence of the lynch mob out there, we wouldn't tell anybody any time, period where she is going to be is some place safe. >> somewhere in the u.s.? >> i'm not going to tell you that either. somewhere on planet earth. >> as far as casey anthony perhaps staying at mr. maven's house, he laughed at that and said not true. harri
that will be a big part of her legacy. while her death is a cause for sadness we know that organizations such as the betty ford center will honor her legacy giving countless people new least for life. she was public about her treatment for breast cancer and fund raising for hand capped kids and, kids say mother a mother's laughter enriched our lives and those throughout this great noigs. to be in her presence was to truly be in warmth of a truly great lady. under the martha graham performed at carnegie hall and went back to michigan and met gerald ford she says she probably wouldn't have married if she knew he wanted to run for congress. he of course went on to become president and mrs. ford made a lot of headlines for off color things she said about a variety of subject and her husband joked she was the ford family spokeswoman and here she is giving part of the concession speech after he lost the election to jimmy carter and then lost his voice. >> dear jimmy, it's apparent now you have won a long and intense struggle for presidency. i congratulate you on your victo victory. >> betty fo
connections between the district attorney's office and strauss-khan's lawyers. and the big thing here, he said regardless of any credibility issues, as richard was just outlining there, his client was raped, pure and simple. and this is graphic stuff. i want to play some sound, richard roth, let's listen together. >> the only defense that dominique strauss-khan is that this sexual encounter was consensual, that is a lie. he grabbed her vagina with so much force that he bruised her vagina. when she went to the hospital later that day, the nurses who examined her saw the bruises on her vagina that were caused by dominique strauss' hand, and they took pictures of the bruises on her vagina, and the district attorney has those pictures. when dominique strauss-khan threw the victim to the floor, he tore a ligament in her shoulder, that is a medical fact. dominique strauss-khan ripped her stockings. there are holes, rips, in her stockings, and the d.a. knows that. when she was on her knees and he was sexually assaulting her, after he finished, she got up and started to run for that door. and started
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been lost for years. but at least one city is bucking the trend, the big apple more than holding its own. laura ingle live with us. >> according to the report we mentioned, one in seven metro areas across the nation will not reach pre-recession employment levels until at least 2020. metro areas have traditionally been the engines of u.s. economic growth, producing 85% of the country's jobs. and with slow growth expected in cities over the next decade, it does not bode well for the u.s. economy. california, the southwest, and florida are expected to struggle as housing continues to be a problem. while manufacturing is picking up, cities around the great lakes will suffer for years to come. >> unfortunately, those places were also hit very, very hard during the recession, so they've got a long way to come back and they probably won't recover, or the jobs they had before the recession for another decade or more. >> this new report put out by the u.s. conference of mayors shows there is one bright spot. that is new york city, which expects to be back at pre-recession employment levels by
. big time showers and storms yesterday. anywhere from a third of an inch to an inch and a half depending on where you were. you also notice overnight, clear skies. with the clear skies, the ground is a little bit moist for some of the showers and storms yesterday. fog has developed. visibility a half-mile in frederick. 3/4 in westminster. visibilities out toward culpepper at 3/4. quarter mile in oakland. patchy dense fog in spots. we're doing ok in town with visibility of 7 miles. temperatures in the 70s. gaithersburg and lovetsville in the upper 60s. highs today mostly in the low 90s. let's go over to angie with the latest timesaver traffic. >> hope everybody is off to a terrific tuesday. right now, so far, so good out there. green light stays on. looks like the construction across the area started to clear out of here. let's take a closer look at your outer loop. we move it outside. it looks like from route one college park all the way to georgia avenue. tracking these headlights. they're all moving at speed. let's move it back over to the maps. this time, our focus will be o
was once a user or whatever, i am quite sure that played a big part. >> it seems to run in the family. >> christopher barry says he looks forward to setting the record straight at his trial later this month. >> marion berry will symbolically designate a section of roadway as martin luther king jr. drive. the council is expected to vote on the proposal tonight. >>> a whole new look is coming to the metro plaza. arlington county is working with the airport a party to make over the area between wilshire boulevard. officials want to build covered bike parking and improve the landscaping. the project will be completed in spring of 2012. for pictures of the new design, the to our website at wjla.com. >>> google is making video and book downloads easier. >> you might call it racial profiling. a new device will allow officers to take photos of suspects within iphone and instantly compare those pictures with those of known criminals. criminal say it constitutes a warrantless search. a new upgrade to be enjoyed operating system allows people to download content. nett flex customers are unhappy
for those of us dealing with the very hot weather. back to you. >> thanks. >>> the big dust storm that hit arizona this week is now making it difficult for some people to breathe. the storm swept through the phoenix area on tuesday, swallowing the city's skyline. since then are the air has remained hazeied and dusty. and right now doctors across the phoenix area say they are busy treating patients suffering from asthma and other breathing problems. common symptoms include wheezing and coughing. >> i would equate it to walking to a smoke-filled room, something like that. that kind of thing, where even people with normal lungs get a little irritated. but imagine somebody with some -- inflammation. >> doctors say the best advice for people in the phoenix area is just to stay inside, until the air clears up. >>> the death toll from the tornado in may, that ripped through joplin, missouri, is now at 159. the city's public information office recently released a statement saying a woman has died from her injuries. the announcement was the first in two weeks regarding any deaths related to the sto
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, and i see that you are less and less likely to be allowed by a big cover. we are building america to practice your religion, to practice your belief in laws, to accept responsibility for individually and as families and as government for your actions, and in that regard, i believe the american dream is lost. host: thanks. we're going to stop you at this time. thanks for adding your comments. on twitter, don't fall into the belief that the dream is dead. you're being manipulated for political purposes. parkville, indiana, sam is a democrat there, to talk about the american dream. good morning to you, sam. caller: hi. it from the united states of america to corporate states of america, united states of america, united corporations of america. corporations own this country. they have the republicans baltimore and paid for. they have the supreme court bought and paid for. we really have a lot of problems coming our way. thank you. host: thanks for your call. "baltimore sun" has a front-page story about immigration. opponents of tuition breaks for illegal immigrants have more signature
is spending your money wisely. the pentagon says they're too big to be audited. can't bance their books. there was $100 billion unaccounted for in the becoming year. $5 billion that the g.a.o. sound. duplicate programs. 82 different programs training workers. could we not maybe deal with one federal program training workers instead of 82 different ones doing the same thing? but this is it. the president said that raising the debt ceiling would be a mistake but now that he's president he's changed his mind. the hip hypocrisy of that is whi think makes americans unhappy. th president said the same thing on war. he said no president should unilaterally go to war without congressional authority and here we are at war in libya with no vote in congress. he says he has a piece of paper from the united nations. we didn't elect the united nations. we have a constitution and it requires tse things be debated in congress. people are unhappy because we're not doing the people's business. we haven't had a budget here in 800 days. do you know what? it's against the law. it's against the law not to ha
is because he hasn't been tough enough, and there wasn't a big distinction between him and president obama, and he's showing that once again now. martha: all right. talk to me, you know, when you look at this politically, "the wall street journal" basically said this morning if tea party encourages its members and representatives on capitol hill to hold tight and not give any ground in this, they're basically handing the presidency to barack obama again in 2012. what say you? >> what are we talking about? are we talking about who's going to be our next president, or are we talking about fixing the problems that face america? we need to quit worrying about the next elections and worry about whether we're going to survive financially. and there are plans that could do it, there are other plans that can't, but nobody is looking at the overspending, looking at directly in the eye and saying we have to stop this. we spend over $4 billion a day in borrowed money. that's enough to build two and a half space shuttles a day. martha: wow. well, that's an eye-opener. jenny beth martin, thank you very
are big numbers, but we are looking forward as to how we push the afghan security system to a point where they can take care of themselves and in fact begin to run their country as they should. most of my good colleagues' arguments were better suited for the conversation when he in april with reference to the overall budget. that budget passed, this amount that we're now going to spend on the department of defense fits under the discretionary spending cap that we put in place back in april. the subcommittee on defense appropriations had done their work, allocated their amount of moneys across a lot of priorities, it said yes to this issue, so i rise in opposition to my colleague's amendment and would urge my colleagues to oppose it as well. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from rhode island. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. the amendment is -- mr. cicilline: mr. chairman, i ask for a recorded vote. the chair: a recorded vote has been
'll be a gradual drawdown throughout the time. i think the next one, big group, will occur still in the summer and then the rest inform fall. >> and it -- >> courtney. >> hi, general rod reges, on the same line of questioning, the other combat unit that's going to come back who is that? is it brigade size? and do you anticipate that the drawdown of the 10,000 this year will be more troops that are coming back and not being replaced but they're still coming back at their normal end of the employment, versus being brought back early? >> the majority of them will come back and not be a redeployment coming behind them. that's how we'll try to do it. but there will be some that their tour will be curtailed a little bit. the final stable thoofs drawdown will be determined at a later date. >> who is the combat unit that you mentioned that you know of that's going to come back and not be replaced? >> two units, one here in kabul, it's the second of the 134th, and further, a little down in -- later in the summer, at the end of the summer, the 34 marines will come out and not be replaced and there's ano
agree the first preseason game scheduled for august 11th remains in question. we have another big name in the news of the world hacking scandal ... jewitt lot is suing news of the world suspecting that his phones were tapped during a trip to the united states back in 2003 ... if it is found that this indeed happened to the news of the world could be subject to u.s. federal law ... >>2 suspects are in custody in the beating case of a giants fan bryan stowe was nearly beaten to death by two men after attending the march 31st season opener between the giants and the l.a. dodgers 31 year-old giovanni ramirez was arrested after his parole officer spotted tattoos on his neck resembling those that witness descriptions gave of one of stow's attackers but prosecutors filed a case against the two new suspects ramirez could be exonerated bryan stowe was in a coma for two weeks and he is known hospital in san francisco recovering tiger woods longtime caddie is speaking out after being fired from his job steve williams says the lost respect for his partner of 12 years when details about woodses ma
. but now back to the news desk. >>> a big improvement on 270. 77 degrees right now. >> a pentagon investigative reports that thousands of military contractor passwords have been leaked. >> today on "oprah," the out of this world life of "star wars" actress carrie fisher, 4:00 and abc 7. we will be right back. ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> former british prime minister gordon brown says that he was a victim of "news of the world" tabloid. and there are reports that the royal family were targeted as well. rupert murdoch shut down the tabloid amid the hacking scandal. nine reporters could face jail time. >>> packers say that they stole thousands of unscripted military passwords from parliament contractor booz allen hamilton. passwords could be used to break into military e-mail accounts. the mclean virginia-based company says it does not comment on such matters. the pentagon is looking into it. >>> there is important information about the effects of secondhand smoke on children. a new study found that children exposed to secondhand smoke an
payments >>> big pickup trucks are sitting on dealer lots and there is concerned there could be a price wars and lower profits earlier this year. the biggest backlog of inventory is the gmc full-size pickup. >>> the toyota prius sales should be last year's sales. the increase in sales was fuelled by high credit -- high gas prices. >>> back-to-school sales are starting early because stars are nervous about consumer spending despite the good retail spending numbers yesterday. last year, consumers spent more than $55 million on back-to- school shopping. >> thank you very much. the time is 6:19 and time for traffic and weather. >>> the rain will start late this morning and into the mid day and it will really had us this afternoon. to let the morning sunshine deceive you. there are some blue sky is mixed in with cloud cover pa but it will be an active afternoon. this is the drought monitor. a good portion of our viewing area is abnormally dry at the moment. agricultural speaking, it is a good thing. it could be too much of a good thing. that is why we have the flash flood watch that will tak
't have enough money to pay all of its bills and that could have a big impact. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 12,592. finished the day down 88 points in trade. nasdaq was off by 16. s&p 500. we stand by about seven and a half. the gap between those with the most and the least continues to widen. in fact, the wealth gap has grown to its widest levels in a quarter century. an analysis of census data blames the recession and uneven recovery for raise erasing decades of minority gains. >>> today, the postal service is expected to announce it will study whether to close thousands of local post offices around the country. about 3600 offices are facing review, mostly located in rural areas. postal officials are looking into options for those regions. the postal service trying to cut cost lost $8 billion last year. >>> just because it is reviewing the organizations it doesn't mean they're necessarily going to close. job hunters, we have a career fair for you this wednesday. the diversity career fair will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the tysons corner ma
increase that has created a job. it's an absurdity. the white house seems like they're chasing the big fish. we need the level of commitment that the president is demonstrating on tax increases to be used on deficit reduction and getting this economy back and under control. the question that has to be asked and has to be answered is when will this white house recognize that it is their very policies that are creating the obstacle of job creation? >> can you pass a deal as it requires to major entitlement reform? just a few weeks ahead of this deadline? >> everything is on the table, except raising taxes on the american people. >> speaker, are you closer to a deal now than you were two weeks ago? do you think it's going to have to come down to a meeting -- >> the conversations have gone on for weeks. both with the biden group and between the president and myself. but there is no agreement. >> is comprehensive tax reform possible -- >> we believe it would make america more competitive, help create jobs in our country, and it's something that is under discussion. >> [inaudible] >> we are not i
's right to exist, renouncing terrorism and abide big previous agreements. and just as the u.s. should not support a palestinian government whose very composition is anathema to peace, so too it should not support an easyall terntive to negotiations. that's why i introduced a resolution to cut all funding to the u.n. general assembly should it vote to recognize a palestinian state in direct contravention of the charter. true peace will only be made between two peoples, israelis and palestinians, not the 191 orr members of the yen assembly. israel, like the united states, welcomes those who would make peace even as it fights those who would make war. time and again, israel demonstrated its commitment to a palestinian tate living as its neighbor in peace and security. but there are no short cuts on the path to this outcome and there's no getting around the hard con segs that have to be made. the u.s. must now stand with israel and against those who would obstruction rather than advance the cause of peace. i urge me adoption of this resolution and i yield back the balance of my time. the
that this horrific act would take place against the people of libya, is just i think a big mistake. and it would undermine u.s. foreign policy that's been consistent since 1949 when nato was established. so i urge a no vote on this amendment. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. mr. dicks: i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: no further speakers. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. mr. sherman: on that i request a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california are postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> mr. chairman, i rise in support of my amendment which is at the desk. the chair: the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: amendment offered by mr. rohrabacher of california. at the end of the bill before the short title add the following, section, none of the funds made available by this act may be used to p
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